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Design of the Cryogenic System for 100 MVA HTS Transformer

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A 100 MVA, commercial class high temperature superconducting (HTS) transformer was designed. In this paper the cryogenic system to extract the heat generated at the winding due to the AC loss and the heat penetration through the wall and the current lead and keep the winding temperature under design temperature is presented. The operation temperature is set at 67 K to increase the critical current and reduce the amount of HTS tape usage and the volume. The HTS winding was concentrically arranged to reduce the AC loss. The system consists of main cryostat with the windings and secondary cryostat with cooler, cryopump and the heat exchanger inside. The liquid nitrogen is entering the main cryostat at 65 K and assumed to be leaving at 67 K. The winding temperature distribution is simulated with the anticipated heat load using Fluent. The effect of the liquid nitrogen flow rate, inlet location is investigated and discussed.

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 2 )